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Hill, Geoffrey

Overview
Works: 74 works in 432 publications in 4 languages and 13,827 library holdings
Genres: Verse drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6015.I4735, 821.914
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Collected poems by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lords of limit : essays on literature and ideas by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somewhere is such a kingdom : poems 1952-1971 by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenebrae by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumph of love by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey Hill is a moralist, and his subject is pain - the suffering of man at the hands of man. He judges us all - for the enormities of this sordid century and our cowardly responses to them, for our lack of self-understanding, for our inability to acknowledge what is properly owed the dead. He judges us for our failings, but he judges himself more fiercely. He prays for divine forgiveness, and for the grace that we need to begin to forgive ourselves
King Log by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of the charity of Charles Péguy by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and German and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New & collected poems, 1952-1992 by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvarez has written, "He is a myth-maker ... in a language so thickened and strengthened as to give the continual effect of muscular effort ... [He] leaves you not so much with statements to be understood intellectually as with physical states to be shared." Harold Bloom has described Hill as "the strongest British poet now alive
The enemy's country : words, contexture and other circumstances of language by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise of civil power by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey Hill's book takes its title from an obscure pamphlet of Milton's. We confront his usual obsessions - language, governance, war, politics, the contemporary and classical worlds and the nature of poetry itself
Canaan by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the unfallen; poems, 1952-1958 by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

26 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brand by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brand was Ibsen's first masterpiece, a poetic drama composed in 1865 and published to tremendous critical and popular acclaim. The unsparing vision of a priest driven by faith to risk and witness the deaths of his wife and child gives Brand its icy ferocity. When he was writing it in Italy, Ibsen declared: 'It is blessedly peaceful out here; no one I know; I read nothing but the Bible ... ' Geoffrey Hill provides a new Preface to this third and revised edition of his great stage version of Brand."--Jacket
Speech! Speech! by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The orchards of Syon by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fourth and final installment in a series containing, most recently, Speech! Speech!, by Oxford-educated Hill, a prolific poet and professor of religion at Boston University. It is a wordplay cycle of 72 "image-conscious" stanzas in which each 24-line stanza depicts a journey through "threads of chaos." Although some dramatic personal stanzas have high impact, underneath the dazzling surface of this ascetic, anti-narrative poetry the path to "the Orchards of Syon" leads back to the familiar ground of Christian humanism. Like musical motifs in a somber self-dialog, allusions to Dante, Hopkins, and Peguy provide high-minded trail blazes to lead fallen humanity to "that dream which is called vision." Marvelous embellished imagery acts like a badge of martyrdom for the loss of divine presence in a world of "chain-story tawdry profiles." Pursuing elusive associations of "orchard," Hill argues that we lose contact with the signals of Western thought at our own peril. Despite "a radical otherness," Hill's poetry undertakes a difficult struggle "to make the last connection" with "time's continuities tearing us apart."
Without title by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken hierarchies : poems, 1952-2012 by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Broken Hierarchies' brings together twenty books of poems by Geoffrey Hill, offering a complete collection of his poetry from 1952-2012
Collected critical writings : Geoffrey Hill by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Collected Critical Writings gathers more than forty years of Hill's published criticism, in a revised final form, and also adds much new work. It will serve as the canonical volume of criticism by Hill, the pre-eminent poet-critic. In his criticism Hill ranges widely, investigating both poets (including Jonson, Dryden, Hopkins, Whitman, Eliot, and Yeats) and prose writers (such as Tyndale, Clarendon, Hobbes, Burton, Emerson, and F.H. Bradley). He is also steeped in the historical context - political, poetic, and religious - of the writers he studies. Most importantly, he brings texts and contexts into new and telling relations, neither reducing texts to the circumstances of their utterance nor imagining that they can float free of them. A number of the essays have already established themselves as essential reading on particular subjects, such as his analysis of Vaughan's 'The Night', his discussion of Gurney's poetry, and his critical account of The Oxford English Dictionary. Others confront the problems of language and the nature of value directly, as in 'Our Word is Our Bond', 'Language, Suffering, and Value', and 'Poetry and Value'. In all his criticism, Hill reveals literature to be an essential arena of civic intelligence."--Jacket
Selected poems by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Geoffrey Hill's poetry comprises one of the most uncompromising and visionary bodies of work written over the last fifty years. Imbued with the weight of history, morality, and language, his work reveals a deeply religious sensibility, a towering intellect, and an emotional complexity that are unrivaled in contemporary letters. Now, for the first time ever, readers can observe in one volume how Hill's style took shape over time. This generous selection spans his career, beginning with poems from Hill's astonishing debut, For the Unfallen, and following through to his stylistically distinct and critically acclaimed work Without Title. Including some of the poet's strongest, most sensitive, and most brilliant pieces, this collection will reaffirm Hill's reputation as "England's best hope for the Nobel Prize.'"--Publisher's description
Mercian hymns by Geoffrey Hill( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The triumph of love
Alternative Names
Galfridus Hill

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Hill, Geoffrey

Hill, Geoffrey William 1932-

Хилл, Джеффри

ג'פרי היל

جفری هیل شاعر بریتانیایی

傑佛瑞·希爾

杰弗里·希爾

Languages
English (319)

German (2)

French (2)

Chinese (1)

Covers
The triumph of loveThe mystery of the charity of Charles PéguyNew & collected poems, 1952-1992The enemy's country : words, contexture and other circumstances of languageA treatise of civil powerCanaanBrandSpeech! Speech!